Accounting : Emily Griffith Technical College

Accounting

We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

Helping businesses make decisions. Managing business finances. Running payroll and accounts payable/receivable. With a certificate in Accounting, you can get started on your career in business. 

At Emily Griffith, our evening hybrid program will give you the skills you need to work a variety of accounting and business jobs. Our instructor tailors content to make sure it meets your needs.

Convenient classes: Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

High-demand career: Bookkeepers and accounting assistants are always in high demand. 
Want more information? Get the Accounting Program Flyer and the Accounting Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Accounting Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Accounting program use their certificate to up their business knowledge at their current jobs or to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bookkeeper
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Night Auditor

Other potential career paths include jobs in hospitality, banks and credit unions, oil and gas companies, government agencies, insurance agencies, research and consulting firms, non-profit organizations and more. 

Business & Office Professionals
$4,761
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Part Time Program
9 Months
Program length
8/16/2021
Next Start Date
8/16/21, 8/23/21, 1/5/22
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting

Introduces accounting fundamentals with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

Start Date: 01/05/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting

Introduces accounting fundamentals with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

Start Date: 01/05/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 102 Fdn of Accounting Hands-on Lab

This course covers the practical lab portion of the Fundamentals of Accounting course. The lab demonstrates the recording of accounting information discussed in ACC 101 with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

Start Date: 01/05/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 102 Fdn of Accounting Hands-on Lab

This course covers the practical lab portion of the Fundamentals of Accounting course. The lab demonstrates the recording of accounting information discussed in ACC 101 with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

Start Date: 01/05/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 115 Payroll Accounting

Studies federal and state employment laws and their effects on personnel and payroll records. The course is non-technical and is intended to give students a practical working knowledge of the current payroll laws and actual experience in applying regulations. Students are exposed to computerized payroll procedures.

Start Date: 02/15/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 115 Payroll Accounting

Studies federal and state employment laws and their effects on personnel and payroll records. The course is non-technical and is intended to give students a practical working knowledge of the current payroll laws and actual experience in applying regulations. Students are exposed to computerized payroll procedures.

Start Date: 02/15/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I

This course introduces accounting principles for understanding the theory and logic that underlie procedures and practices for business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, internal control principles and practices, notes and interest, inventory systems and costing, and plant and intangible asset accounting.

Start Date: 04/19/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I

This course introduces accounting principles for understanding the theory and logic that underlie procedures and practices for business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, internal control principles and practices, notes and interest, inventory systems and costing, and plant and intangible asset accounting.

Start Date: 04/19/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 245 Computerized Acct Prof Pkg

Integrates accounting principles and practices with a computerized accounting package such as Peachtree, DacEasy, or other professional package. Emphasizes computerized functions of the general ledger and integrated accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing and payroll systems.

Start Date: 03/15/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 245 Computerized Acct Prof Pkg

Integrates accounting principles and practices with a computerized accounting package such as Peachtree, DacEasy, or other professional package. Emphasizes computerized functions of the general ledger and integrated accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing and payroll systems.

Start Date: 03/15/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting

Introduces accounting fundamentals with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
ACC 102 Fdn of Accounting Hands-on Lab

This course covers the practical lab portion of the Fundamentals of Accounting course. The lab demonstrates the recording of accounting information discussed in ACC 101 with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
ACC 115 Payroll Accounting

Studies federal and state employment laws and their effects on personnel and payroll records. The course is non-technical and is intended to give students a practical working knowledge of the current payroll laws and actual experience in applying regulations. Students are exposed to computerized payroll procedures.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I

This course introduces accounting principles for understanding the theory and logic that underlie procedures and practices for business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, internal control principles and practices, notes and interest, inventory systems and costing, and plant and intangible asset accounting.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
ACC 245 Computerized Acct Prof Pkg

Integrates accounting principles and practices with a computerized accounting package such as Peachtree, DacEasy, or other professional package. Emphasizes computerized functions of the general ledger and integrated accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing and payroll systems.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
BUS 115 Introduction to Business

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics.

Start Date: 05/23/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
BUS 115 Introduction to Business

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics.

Start Date: 08/23/2021
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
BUS 217 Business Communication & Report Writing

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

Start Date: 10/12/2021
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
BUS 217 Business Communication & Report Writing

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

Start Date: 11/10/2021
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
BUS 289 Capstone

Demonstrates the culmination of learning within a given program of study.

Start Date: 05/23/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
BUS 115 Introduction to Business

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
BUS 217 Business Communication & Report Writing

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
BUS 217 Business Communication & Report Writing

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
BUS 289 Capstone

Demonstrates the culmination of learning within a given program of study.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
CIS 155 Complete Spreadsheets: Excel

Introduces basic to advanced features of spreadsheet software to design and create accurate, professional worksheets for use in business and industry. The course includes entering data, creating formulas, professional formatting, creating charts, creating, sorting and filtering tables, creating and using templates, applying built-in functions, creating pivot tables, applying “what-if analysis” with data tables, creating macros, and using solver features.

Start Date: 10/14/2021
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
MAR 160 Customer Service

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes.

Start Date: 08/16/2021
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
MAR 160 Customer Service

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes.

Start Date: 06/14/2022
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
MAR 160 Customer Service

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes.

Start Date: 09/20/2021
Instructor: Christopher Zettle
MAR 160 Customer Service

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
EMILY’S STORIES


“I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community.”

Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

“A lot of people see the immigrant community and think they need to help–need to be the hero,” says Katie. “But the community here [at Project Worthmore] is helping me as much as I am helping them. I’m learning new things from them all the time. They teach me about their food, their community and they make me laugh!” 

She doesn’t have plans to stop teaching any time soon. “I’ve seen this community flourish in so many ways,” says Katie. And she loves being a part of it. “We need to break down these walls and build these up these communities; we are all just people at the end of the day.” 

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